Lonely Planet review
There’s no way you can miss this big flashpackers on the highway. Inside it’s smart and comfortable, with a garden courtyard surrounded by 200 beds’ worth of dorms, doubles and self-contained micro-apartments, as well as an inhouse cafe and a railway-inspired bar. Bikes are available for hire (per hour/day $15/60).
Services & facilities
- Internet access
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Book exchange
- Common room
- Meals available
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Tours/travel desk
- Wheelchair accessible
The Park is a new, purpose-built travellers' lodge conveniently located in the National Park Village. Discover for yourself why we’re rated amongst the top properties in our category in New Zealand.
We're currently rated New Zealand's best budget accommodation on Stray Travel's Juicy Bits Travellers Poll.
We have high-quality, budget rooms ranging from hotel-style privates to stylish dorm rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
There is a fully equipped self-catering guest kitchen along with our brand-new Spiral Bar and Kitchen for all of your food and beverage requirements.
We have spacious common areas, including lounge and dining areas with open fireplaces, comfortable furniture and a large-screen television.
You can relax in our enclosed courtyard area with BBQs, a spa pool and stunning mountain views.
We also have an Internet station, Wi-Fi access in our lounge and rooms, ample parking, a tours and activities desk, a free DVD collection and, of course, the friendliest staff for local tips and advice.
We’re located in the middle of the National Park township within handy walking distance of local amenities.
From here you can experience alpine ambience at the gateway to the Tongariro National Park (a dual World Heritage Area); Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand's largest ski and snowboarding area; Whanganui National Park and other amazing scenery and activities. Don’t forget that one of New Zealand's greatest walking tracks is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.